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Illegal Alien Reform-ACTION NEEDED

We are up against construction and business lobbyists who want to keep cheap labor!  If this session ends with no meaningful illegal alien reforms, it will be two years before we will have another chance.  We cannot afford to wait!  We must save Texas from becoming California! 

WHAT  YOU CAN DO:  Please start calling and faxing today!   If you don’t get through, call and fax again on Thursday and on Monday.

Strategy and talking points for your calls and faxes:

House Bills 12 and 183:  Restricting Sanctuary Cities;  Status:  stuck in Chairman Todd Hunter’s Calendars Committee;  Why support?  Rule of Law; safety and security for American citizens;

House Bill 3252:  Verification of immigration status for employment via e-verify; Status: stuck in Chairman Byron Cook’s State Affairs Committee; Why support? Jobs for American citizens;

House Bill 608:  Tracking/reporting cost of taxpayer-funded services and benefits to illegals; Status: stuck in Chairman Byron Cook’s State Affairs Committee; Why support?  Heavy burden to already over-burdened taxpayers;  funds for illegals will cut services to citizens.

House Bill 197:  requiring documentation of legal status in order to engage in state-licensed occupations; Status: stuck in Chairman Todd Hunter’s Calendars Committee; Why support?  Rule of Law and jobs for American citizens.

We are voters who are concerned about border security, jobs, high taxes, and protecting services for citizens only.   Tell elected officials we want a floor vote! 

We are calling on Governor Perry to speak out on the sanctuary city bills (HB 12 and HB 183) and help pull them out of committee since this was one of the Governor’s “emergency” legislative issues for the session.  The Governor has been silent on this since the beginning of the session.  He needs to step up.

Overall message:  Stop the games.  Stop listening to the cheap labor special interest groups!   Texas citizens need the jobs.  Texas citizens deserve the security.  Texas taxpayers should not keep shouldering the burden for people who are here illegally and take needed funds away from American citizens.

Call and fax every official below:
Governor Rick Perry’s office:  (512) 463-2000               (512) 463-2000        Fax:  (512) 463-1849
To find your State Representative and State Senator, go to:

Todd Hunter (Chair)(REP) 512-463-0672 512-463-2101 361-949-4603 361-949-4634
Dennis H Bonnen (Vice Chair) (REP) 512-463-0564 512-463-8414 979-848-1770 979-849-3169
Dan Branch (REP) 512-463-0367 512-322-99935 214-745-5768 214-745-5883
Garnet Coleman (DEM) 512-463-0524 512-463-1260 713-520-5355 713-520-1860
Byron C. Cook (REP) 512-463-0730 512-463-2506 N/A N/A
Charlie L. Geren (REP) 512-463-0610 512-463-8310 817-738-8333 817-738-8362
James L. Keffer (REP) 512-463-0656 512-478-8805 800-586-4515 512-478-8805
Tracy O. King (DEM) 512-463-0194 512-463-1220 830-773-0860 830-757-0317
Lois W. Kolkhorst (REP) 512-463-0600 512-463-5240 979-251-7888 979-251-7968
Eddie Lucio III (DEM) 512-463-0606 512-463-0660 956-361-2795 956-361-9158
Allan B. Ritter (REP) 512-463-0706 512-463-1861 409-729-3228 409-729-3241
Eddie Rodriguez (DEM) 512-463-0674 512-463-0314 512-463-0674 512-463-5896
Burt R. Solomons (REP) 512-463-0478 512-463-2089 972-394-3904 972-394-5638
Vicki Truitt (REP) 512-463-0690 512-477-5770 817-488-4098 817-488-4098
John Zerwas (REP) 512-463-0657 512-236-0713 281-533-9042 281-533-9049


Clerk: 512-463-0814      
Byron C. Cook (Chair)(REP) (also on Calendars Committee) 512-463-0730 512-463-2506 N/A N/A
Jose Menendez (Vice Chair)(DEM) 512-463-0634 512-463-7668 210-673-3579 210-673-3816
Tom Craddick (REP) 512-463-0500 512-463-7722 432-682-3000 432-684-4864
John Frullo (REP) 512-463-0676 512-463-0072 806-763-2366 N/A
Pete P. Gallego (DEM) 512-463-0566 512-236-9408 432-837-7383 432-837-1153
Charlie L. Geren (REP) (also on Calendars Committee) 512-463-0610 512-463-8310 817-738-8333 817-738-8362
Patricia F. Harless (REP) 512-463-0496 512-463-1507 281-376-4114 281-826-0101
Harvey Hilderbran (REP) 512-463-0536 512-463-1449 830-257-2333 830-792-4289
Dan Huberty (REP) 512-463-0520 512-463-1606 N/A N/A
Rene O. Oliveira (DEM) 512-463-0640 512-463-8186 956-542-1828 956-542-1618
John T. Smithee (REP) 512-463-0702 512-476-7016 806-372-3327 806-342-0327
Burt R. Solomons (REP) (also on Calendars Committee) 512-463-0478 512-463-2089 972-394-3904 972-394-5638
Sylvester Turner (DEM) 512-463-0554 512-463-8380 713-683-6363 713-957-0718

JoAnn Fleming, Executive Director (volunteer)
Grassroots America – We the People
(903) 894-7204 home office or (903) 360-2858 cell

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